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Teagasc and DAFM to help trade prepare for new plant health regulations

The event will take place in Kildalton Agricultural College, County Kilkenny.

Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) will introduce the new plant health regulations and how you can prepare for them.



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20 September 2019

Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) will host a “New EU Plant Health & Passport Information and Demonstration” event for the trade on October 2, from 1.30pm to 4pm, at Kildaton Agricultural College, Piltown, County Kilkenny, in order to help prepare the trade for new plant health regulations commencing on December 14.

The event is hosted by Teagasc and will be delivered by staff from DAFM. The event will help growers, garden centres, and landscapers to prepare for changes in plant health legislation, specifically relating to plant passports, labelling, and traceability.

The scale of the college nursery should demonstrate how growers of a small scale can address these changes with limited resources. This is the first in a number of activities that will help growers prepare for the new regulations commencing on December 14.

The agenda for the event includes:

  • A presentation on plant passports, traceability, and Protected Zone categories.
  • A demonstration of an assembled plant order and the attaching of labels and plant passports.
  • A demonstration on the setup of a basic label system (HLS Pro) and how the plant passport system will be implemented in Kildalton College nursery.
  • Overview of how the main nursery stock software programmes will address the changes.
  • Discussion, and question and answers.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be served on arrival from 1.30pm with presentations starting at 2pm.

Irish Agricultural Supply Industry Standards (IASIS) points will be awarded for the event.

To reserve your place at the event, click here.

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